The Turf Team at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is a highly coordinated team of scientists from several disciplines working in research, extenstion, and teaching. This multi-faceted program addresses the needs of all sections of the turf industry. Contact a Team Member below.  


Turf Team (Athens)

S. Kris Braman Department Head and Professor
Entomology
Benjamin Campbell Assistant Professor
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Katrien Devos Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Gerald M Henry Professor, Turfgrass Management; UGA Athletics Board Endowed Professor of Environmental Turfgrass Management
Crop & Soil Sciences
William G. Hudson Professor - Extension Entomologist
Entomology
Elizabeth L. Little Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist - landscape, garden, and organic fruit and vegetables
Plant Pathology
Andrew H. Paterson Regents Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory

Turf Team (Tifton)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit (CGBRU)
Brian M Schwartz Associate Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

Turf Team (Griffin)

Ellen M. Bauske Senior Public Service Associate
Plant Pathology Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture (GCUA)
Zhenbang Chen Assistant Research Scientist
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Mussie Habteselassie Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Melanie Harrison Research Leader
Crop & Soil Sciences United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU)
Crop & Soil Sciences
Greg Huber Public Service Professional
Griffin Campus Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture (GCUA)
David Jespersen Assistant Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Shimat V. Joseph Assistant Professor
Entomology
Monique Y. Leclerc Regent's Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Alfredo Martinez Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist-Turfgrass, Small Grains, Non-Legume Forages
Plant Pathology
Patrick E McCullough Associate Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Brad Morris Agronomist/Curator
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU)
Paul L. Raymer Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Clint Waltz Extension Specialist - Turfgrass
Crop & Soil Sciences